WAL for CHANGE Conference 2017

27-28 November 2017 - Adelaide, South Australia

After the successful Conferences in 2013, 2014, 2015 and Congress in 2016, the Global Centre for Work-Applied Learning (GCWAL), is presenting the 2017 WAL for CHANGE Conference in Adelaide, South Australia.

CONFERENCE THEME

In this conference, Work-Applied Learning (WAL) for Change is addressed in the context of Reflective Practice; Occupational Health and Safety; Telecommunications Construction; Work Readiness; and Work-Based Facilitation and Education. This conference will bring together leading practitioners and scholars to share and consider these issues.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

Join like-minded conference participants and discover developments in WAL concepts, process and application which will be beneficial to executives, professionals and academics.

CONFERENCE PROCESS

The 2017 Conference will involve presentations and group reflections, providing participants with the opportunity to reflect on their own practices, research and organisational projects/programmes with the concepts and practices introduced. The number of participants will be restricted to 80 in Adelaide.

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Conference Organiser

The Global Centre for Work-Applied Learning (GCWAL) aims to bring together practitioners, scholars and organizations committed to Work-Applied Learning (WAL) and related areas in Australia and around the world. These collaborations result in industry based research and consultancy projects, all of which will contribute to knowledge and the practice of WAL globally.

Conference Supporter

The Australian Institute of Business (AIB) is a 22 year old Business School offering degrees and undertaking research in business and management nationally and globally. AIB was the first and still is the only private institution in Australia to be Government approved to confer the full suite of business and management degrees from BBA to PhD. The institute is led by highly qualified and experienced academics and practitioners who are determined to maintain close links between business theories and cutting edge business practices. AIB is ‘The Practical Business School’, committed to delivering programs which are work-applied, accelerated, flexible, accessible, affordable and fully accredited.

Action Learning, Action Research Association Inc (ALARA) was formed in 1991 (as Action Learning Action Research and Process Management Association). ALARA established itself as the world’s earliest action research professional  association. It was the first to mount World Congresses for this field, bringing together theorists and practitioners with novices, innovators and managers. Renamed ALARA in 2007, the association has now held 9 World Congresses in Australian and International settings, over 20 Australasian conferences, and local workshops and seminars for members and their networks.

In fewer than 50 years, Leeds Trinity University has transformed itself from two small Catholic teacher training colleges to an acclaimed university with an excellent track record for launching the careers of its students. We were one of the first universities to include compulsory professional work placements with every degree, and we now work closely with over 2,000 businesses who offer our students placements that are relevant to their degrees. The results speak for themselves, with 95% of our graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating.

Otago Polytechnic is one of New Zealand’s leading polytechnics with a strong reputation for quality and innovation and for the success of its learners, both in terms of academic achievement and employment success. The Polytechnic has a strong focus on the education of adult learners who are in work and has a particular strength in the recognition of prior experiential
learning. Services and programmes for the adult learner are delivered through a specialist school – Capable NZ, which specialises in work based learning at both undergraduate and post graduate levels, including a Masters in Professional Practice and a Doctor of Professional Practice. A recent innovation for the Polytechnic, delivered through Capable NZ, is a micro credentialling service branded as EduBits.

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS AND ABSTRACTS

 

 

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GREG CROSSMAN & PROFESSOR JONATHAN GARNETT
  • DR JUHANI TUOVINEN
  • DR JENNY BRERETON
  • PHIL KER
  • GLENNYS KER
  • LISA MOHAMMED
  • DR PRISHKAT VERMA AND DR ROSLYN CAMERON

Registration Information

Participation Registration Fee
$640 inc Goods and Services Tax (per person)

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PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FEE
$640 inc Goods and Services Tax (per person).

REGISTRATION INCLUSIONS
The registration fee is based on full attendance and includes morning/afternoon teas and lunches.

DRESS STANDARDS
Business attire.

NAME BADGES

All participants will be issued with a name badge at registration. Admittance to all sessions will require presentation of your badge.

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Work-Applied Learning (WAL) incorporates the features of Work-Based Learning (WBL) and is grounded in a fused Action Research method and Action Learning process (ARAL). It is the addition of the ARAL approach which leads to not only individual learning by the managers and team learning, but also organizational learning, knowledge management and change, as managers and their teams, plan, act, observe, reflect, evaluate and validate their work based projects through the action research cycles of WAL.

Emeritus Professor Selva Abraham
Chairman of the Global Centre for Work-Applied Learning

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Conference Venue

 

Hilton Adelaide is centrally located in Adelaide’s CBD,overlooking Victoria square and a stone’s throw from Adelaide’s shopping, dining, theatre and business precincts. The hotel is adjacent to the Central Market and Chinatown
and is around the corner from Gouger Street, Adelaide’s largest restaurant and café precinct. At the hotel’s doorstep is the Adelaide tram taking you directly to seaside Glenelg or to the Adelaide Casino, Convention Centre and Entertainment Centre.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received on or before Friday 17 November 2017 will be eligible for a refund of the Conference Fee, a process fee of less 30% of the amount paid. Any cancellations received after Friday 17 November 2017 are not eligible for a refund of Conference Fee. Cancellations must be submitted via email to events@gcwal.com.au. Telephone Cancellations will not be accepted. Refunds will be paid as follows: Credit card refunds within 3 business days; direct deposit refunds within 7 business days.

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Contact GCWAL Registration Support if you have any questions. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9am – 5.30pm (South Australian time).

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